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Larch Dark

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  1. How much does the Forestry Commission pay for cutting work? Is it piecework or hourly? Anyone with experience doing this please say the location as well, cheers
  2. I'm not an arborist, can someone explain to me whats so bad about this job?
  3. Thanks for the reply. Maybe stupid question but what's a subby? Self employed people contracting themselves out?
  4. Hello, I'm interested in becoming an arborist and would like to ask some questions about becoming a tree surgeon in the UK (specifically Scotland) from people who've been doing this for a while. My idea is to join a well established company and work my way up.. no pun intended.. to becoming a climber. I've been working in the forestry department of an estate for 2 years now, have my chainsaw tickets & first aid certs. -Assuming I start doing ground work, how long will it take to progress to becoming a climber? -This will obviously vary from company to company & location to location, but what salary can I expect to earn straight away? What is a reasonable expected salary for a climber? Any personal anecdotal salary evidence welcome.. I'm interested to hear what people's opinions are compared to this online advice: Google returns an average salary of £20k here - https://www.payscale.com/research/UK/Job=Arborist/Salary £25k here - https://www.adzuna.co.uk/jobs/salaries/arborist £21k here - https://neuvoo.co.uk/salary/?job=Arborist This site says an entry job is generally ~£15k, going up to £21k. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/arboriculturist .. Skilled arborists can earn between £25-30k. So... How can I get to earning the higher end of the payscale a.s.a.p? JP


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